McHale Plant Sales


Company Background

Michael Mchale

McHale Plant Sales Limited was established in 1952, founded by Michael McHale Snr., father of our chairman, Michael.

Over quarter of a century ago, the nature and character of our company was transformed when we were appointed distributors in Ireland for the Komatsu range of construction equipment.

Today, the company has a respected presence within the construction equipment sector in Ireland, having deep and long-established connections to all of the main contractors and plant users.

Welcome to our website. We thank you for visiting and we trust you will find our story interesting.

We invite you to pause and read about our products and our work with Komatsu and the various other distinguished manufacturers whose equipment we have the pleasure to represent.

Especially, we hope that your visit will tell you more about McHale Plant Sales, the people we are, and the sectors of commercial life in which we have our strength.

Being here to serve our manufacturers in every way we can, we look forward to receiving any enquiries you might have, and to welcoming any suggestions or requests you might make.

Enjoy our story.


McHale Plant Sales Ltd.

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Due in large measure to our work with Komatsu, McHale Plant Sales has acquired a strong profile amongst contractors and others working in building and construction, civil works and engineering.

Proud to represent an enviable cross-section of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers, the products we represent today give us a strong presence across a wide and diverse field of activity.

As profiled on other pages, our brief has expanded beyond the confines of construction and infrastructural development into utilities and services; quarrying and aggregates production; environmental management and waste recycling; forestry and timber harvesting; and the closely allied fields of farming and agricultural contracting.

Headquartered in the mid-west village of Birdhill, near Limerick, and on the east coast at Rathcoole, close to Dublin, McHale Plant Sales has a footprint that extends across the entire island of Ireland, north and south.

Supported by our own mobile teams of technicians and service specialists, those who deal with us are seldom more than a short time away from help when backup is required.

But it isn’t just in structures that our strengths are seen. Imbued with a strong customer service culture, it is in our people that the true nature and personality of McHale Plant Sales is found.

Owner-managed by Michael McHale Jnr., Tim Shanahan and John O’Brien, their stewardship and strong customer-focused spirit have been to the fore in helping the company build a strong position in the sector.

Ours is a spirit built on a love for what we do. We know our business - we’ve grown up in it.  We relish the work involved and we identify with it in all its many aspects.

We fully understand what it is our customers and suppliers expect of us, and we delight in working with them and being part of their success.

Happiest when being close - out visiting the worksite or in the field representing our suppliers and serving the needs of our customers in the many ways we can - these are the characteristics we strive to uphold, the qualities that make us who we are!

For all of us at McHale Plant Sales, that extra mile is no distance whatsoever. We travel it every day, and in every way!


McHale – Komatsu

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Champions of Japan’s great manufacturing tradition, Komatsu is one of the world’s largest producers of construction equipment. Acknowledged across the world for its advanced technology, operational reliability and engineering excellence, theirs are the machines that consistently deliver results where they matter most.

In Ireland, as elsewhere, Komatsu’s focus on providing customers with the best products and support has enabled it to achieve a market leadership position. In operator-owned and rental fleets, on worksites of all magnitude and kind, Komatsu is the name that predominates 

At McHale Plant Sales, we distribute the entire Komatsu portfolio. From giant excavators to the very smallest diggers, from the heftiest dozer to the most versatile wheel loader, from dump trucks to graders, backhoe loaders and more, Komatsu has the reputation for innovation, reliability and lasting value in which shrewd and knowledgeable customers invest.

As their distributor in Ireland, the responsibility vested in us is underpinned by operational standards and disciplines that ensure Komatsu’s global reputation is upheld. It is that comforting knowledge, that intangible reassurance, upon which customers who place their confidence in Komatsu and McHale Plant Sales can rely.



McHale – Metso


In the world of rock crushing and aggregates production, Finnish manufacturer, Metso is a name renowned the world over for its range of mobile and static crushers.

In quarrying, aggregates production, mining and more, Metso 
and its legendary Lokotrack and Nordberg models are proven for their operational excellence, reliability, productivity, and endurance.

It is a range that fits perfectly within the portfolio of products that McHale Plant Sales represents.

Metso’s energy-efficient mobile and stationary crushing plants, screens, feeders and conveyors are supported by the expert maintenance services we are geared to provide. Our deep process know-how and strong service capability are to the fore in the production of high-quality aggregates and sand.


McHale – Merlo


Everything for which Italy is famous in terms of design, comfort, and operational versatility and efficiency is reflected in the world-renowned Merlo range of telehandlers.

Designed primarily for construction, agricultural and environmental use, the extensive Merlo range boasts features that are truly impressive in a number of key respects, boom reach stability and operator comfort amongst them.

Based in the city of Cuneo, from where over 90 per cent of production is exported across the world, Merlo is unique in so many respects, not least in its eye-catching design and visibly safer finish.

Number One in a number of important European and overseas markets, Merlo has the distinction of being ahead of its rivals in the manufacture of telehandlers equipped with both fixed and rotating turrets and with hydrostatic transmission.

And, being a true design-to-delivery manufacturer, the Merlo stamp of quality and reliability is built into every machine, as many of Ireland’s top civil works, construction and agricultural contractors have found.


McHale – Terex Ecotec

Another industry leader that McHale Plant Sales is proud to represent, Terex® Ecotec leads the field in the design and manufacture of waste, wood and biomass processing equipment.

Having developed a world class range of mobile equipment that will shape the industry for years to come, the comprehensive Terex® Ecotec product portfolio includes slow, medium and high-speed shredders, trommel and recycling screens, waste handlers, windrow turner and conveyors.

Designed for the times we live in – where recover, recycle and reuse are the buzz words of our generation – Terex® Ecotec machines bring innovation and engineering to the tasks faced by waste processors and materials recycling specialists.

Noted for their efficient production, low operating costs and ease of maintenance, Terex® Ecotec machines are the correct solution for so many applications.


McHale – Komatsu Forest


Komatsu Forest is unquestionably one of the world's largest and foremost manufacturers of forest harvesting machines.

A familiar sight in every major forestry development, Komatsu Forest harvesters and forwarders are the latest machines to be distributed in Ireland by McHale Plant Sales.

Inspired on both sides by our long-standing relationship with Komatsu, our vision on behalf of Komatsu Forest is to be an indispensable partner for professional forest machine owners.

This means maintaining long-term relationships with customers by contributing in every way we can towards the smooth and productive use of every Komatsu Forest machine.

In keeping with the standards and tradition of Komatsu, this means sharing with customers their goal of being productive and profitable by offering a comprehensive range of machines supported by the services, servicing and spare parts availability that modern forestry requires.



Driven in large measure by a love for what we do and an affinity with those who use our machines, a genuine sense of teamwork and shared commitment to be best at what we do exists within the McHale Plant Sales team.

Inspired by the popularity that Komatsu, Metso, Merlo, Terex® Ecotec and Komatsu Forest equipment enjoys - a function of their outstanding quality, reliability and residual value - our focus always is to deliver innovative solutions backed by quality after-sales service and support. That’s teamwork, McHale Plant Sales style.

Your contact or visit to our offices at Birdhill or Rathcoole will be most welcome.

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